Aspiring Owner Passes Fundraising Goal to Open Bookstore in Bronx
A public bookstore may soon return to the Bronx.
Aspiring shop owner Noelle Santos surpassed her $100,000 fundraising goal to open a new book shop.
She plans to name the store "The Lit Bar" and says it would double as a wine bar and community space.
Santos says despite reaching her fundraising goal, she's still trying to raise as much money as possible.
So far, donors have pitched in about $110,000 to give Bronxites a place to go book shopping.
The borough was left without a single public book shop after a Barnes and Noble in Co-op City closed in December.
Santos is looking to open the new shop in the south Bronx by the end of the year.